A few miles east of downtown Savannah is the small riverfront town of Thunderbolt - a name derived from a local legend of lightning forming a nearby spring. Today, this curiously named community on the banks of the Wilmington River acts as a gateway between Savannah and Tybee Island, offering respite for beach-goers and history lovers in our Thunderbolt vacation rentals.
The town of Thunderbolt sits on the western shores of the Wilmington River, five miles southeast of downtown Savannah's gracious homes and moss-draped trees. You'll spend your days soaking up the sunshine on the beaches of Tybee Island 14 miles east while traveling with ease to the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport 15 miles west.
Whether you're docking your boat for the weekend or taking a driving tour of Coastal Georgia, you'll find rest and relaxation at our Thunderbolt vacation homes.
Park your vessel at the Thunderbolt Marina and take long afternoon strolls along the Wilmington River. Sample a few local restaurants, such as Wiley's Championship BBQ, and wander to the north side of town to explore Bonaventure Cemetery - a hauntingly beautiful expanse of Southern Gothic architecture.
Pack your bathing suits and towels for a day on Tybee Island's wide open beaches, where you can swim, surf, sunbathe, and drop a fishing line from the Tybee Beach Pier and Pavilion. To the west, you'll also have wonderful access to historic downtown Savannah, where you can tour the Telfair Museums, shop the Saturday farmers market in Forsyth Park, and share unforgettable meals at The Grey.
Come discover the historic cities and open landscapes of Coastal Georgia - a stay in one of our Thunderbolt vacation rentals will give you the best of both!
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